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2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group H

 

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group H

The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group H is a UEFA qualifying group for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The group winners will qualify directly for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Among the nine group runners-up, the eight best runners-up will advance to the play-offs, where they will be drawn into four home-and-away ties to determine the other four qualifiers.[1]

Contents

  • Standings 1
  • Matches 2
  • Centralised friendlies 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup 7 Oct '16 25 Mar '17 13 Nov '16 10 Oct '17
1  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible second round[1] 7 Oct '17 9 Jun '17 6 Sep '16 10 Oct '16
1  Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 Sep '17 13 Nov '16 31 Aug '17 7 Oct '16
1  Estonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 Jun '17 10 Oct '17 10 Oct '16 3 Sep '17
1  Cyprus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Sep '16 31 Aug '17 7 Oct '17 25 Mar '17
First match(es) will be played on 6 September 2016. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The eight best runners-up across all groups will advance to the second round (play-offs). The ninth-ranked runners-up will be eliminated.

Matches

The match schedule was released by UEFA on 26 July 2015, the day after the draw was held in Saint Petersburg, Russia.[1] Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses).[3]

6 September 2016
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Bosnia and Herzegovina  v  Estonia
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
6 September 2016
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Cyprus  v  Belgium
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

7 October 2016
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Belgium  v  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
7 October 2016
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Greece  v  Cyprus
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

10 October 2016
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Bosnia and Herzegovina  v  Cyprus
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
10 October 2016
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Estonia  v  Greece
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

13 November 2016
20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Belgium  v  Estonia
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
13 November 2016
20:45
(21:45 UTC+2)
Greece  v  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

25 March 2017
18:00
(19:00 UTC+2)
Cyprus  v  Estonia
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
25 March 2017
20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Belgium  v  Greece
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

9 June 2017
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Bosnia and Herzegovina  v  Greece
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
9 June 2017
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Estonia  v  Belgium
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

31 August 2017
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Cyprus  v  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
31 August 2017
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Greece  v  Estonia
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

3 September 2017
18:00
(19:00 UTC+3)
Estonia  v  Cyprus
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
3 September 2017
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Greece  v  Belgium
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

7 October 2017
18:00
(18:00 UTC+2)
Bosnia and Herzegovina  v  Belgium
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
7 October 2017
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Cyprus  v  Greece
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

10 October 2017
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Belgium  v  Cyprus
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
10 October 2017
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Estonia  v  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

Centralised friendlies

Russia are partnered with the five-team Group H, which enable the 2018 tournament hosts to play friendlies against these countries on their 'spare' dates.[4] These friendlies do not count in the qualifying group standings.

6 September 2016
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Russia  v  Greece

7 October 2016
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Estonia  v  Russia

10 October 2016
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Russia  v  Belgium

13 November 2016
18:00
(19:00 UTC+2)
Cyprus  v  Russia

25 March 2017
18:00
(18:00 UTC+1)
Bosnia and Herzegovina  v  Russia

9 June 2017
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Russia  v  Cyprus

31 August 2017
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Belgium  v  Russia

3 September 2017
18:00
(19:00 UTC+3)
Russia  v  Bosnia and Herzegovina

7 October 2017
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Russia  v  Estonia

10 October 2017
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Greece  v  Russia

Notes

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches on 13 November 2016 and 25 March 2017, and CEST (UTC+2) for all other matches.

References

  1. ^ a b "FIFA World Cup qualifying draw format". UEFA.com. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Regulations – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia" (PDF). FIFA.com. 
  3. ^ "Fixture List – 2018 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Competition" (PDF). UEFA.com. 
  4. ^ "Fixture List – Centralised friendlies" (PDF). UEFA.com. 

External links

  • Official websites for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, Qualifiers – Europe: Round 1, FIFA.com
  • Official websites for FIFA World Cup (UEFA), Schedule and Results, UEFA.com
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